Baseball Finishes 1-3 Against Spokane
[Spokane, WA] - Against the highest-ranked team in the East region, the Chukars lost three of four games against Spokane Community College. The first two games of the series were held at home, where the Chuks lost the first game 5-2 but bounced back the second game with a win of 3-1.
The Chuks were behind all of game one, as they did not find themselves on the scoreboard until the bottom of the 6th inning. With the Spokane Bigfoot scoring all of the last three innings, this top-standing team was hard to beat. Both teams had 7 hits and 1 error in this game. Drew Deal led his team offensively with three hits and right behind him was Trey Schofield with two. Joey Raker and Drew Deal each had RBIs. Schofield and Parker Bleggi also had some stolen bags on the day. Cory Apker and Shai Lolo-Tamashiro were on the mound for the Chuks. Apker posted 3 strikeouts through his three innings pitched. Apker had 77 pitches and 36 strikes.
As for game two, the Chuks were able to secure the win as they had no errors defensively and 5 hits at the plate. Cody Higgins had two RBIs off his hit on the day. Parker Bleggi, Andrew Sharp, Austin Ollar, Ace Felise, and Drew Deal also had hits on the day. Splitting the mound were Brett Allen, Jordan Wiggins, and Oakley Lawrence. Allen had four strikeouts, Wiggins with three, and Lawrence with two. The Chuks' ability to salvage a split with Spokane was much needed.
Hoping to carry this momentum with them on the road, the Chuks were swept at Spokane's yard by scores of 6-2 and 4-0. In game one, Parker Bleggi, Joey Raker, and Drew Deal each had two hits. The Chuks four errors in this game held them from keeping up with Spokane.
Hoping to get back into the win column, the Chuks will travel to Yakima Valley to face the 10-6 Yaks on Wednesday, April 27th. They will finish this series at home on Saturday, April 30th. With the postseason approaching, the Chuks are hoping to remain consistent.